PBS’s Now is showing a documentary at 7:30 p.m. tonight on the Sunrise Powerlink and challenges facing clean energy throughout the country.

The show offers this tease:

NOW travels to California, which has the most ambitious clean energy plan in the nation. But the state’s efforts face stiff opposition from property owners and conservationists who prefer renewable energy from “local sources,” such as photovoltaic rooftop solar panels.

Complicating the matter are claims that the transmission lines are not actually carrying renewable energy at all, but represent a thinly-disguised strategy to stick to old energy practices.

The green energy dream: Why it may not happen.

Tonight at 7:30 p.m.

ROB DAVIS

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